What is VENA?
VENA (Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment) describes a comprehensive nutrition assessment process that is individualized and puts the client’s concerns and interests at the heart of the nutrition counseling experience. It encourages clients to make behavior changes through meaningful conversation guided by staff. VENA counseling helps make the nutrition assessment experience engaging and valuable not just for clients, but also for staff.
The Real (WIC) World: Applying VENA in the Clinic
VENA Resource Documents & Tools
- VENA Counseling Framework Desk Reference (PDF)
- VENA Self-Audit Counseling Checklist (PDF)
- VENA Tips for Counselors and Trainers (PDF)
Local Agency Developed Tools
- WIC Works
- WIC Learning Online Resources:
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